Body butter is a skin moisturizer which contains shea butter, coconut oil, mango butter, herb-infused oil, hydrosol and aloe vera gel. Body butter is very effective at rejuvenating dry skin, elbows and knees. Apply body butter after your daily bath to keep your skin hydrated all day long.
It’s best to rub in a light layer of body butter just after a hot shower while the pores of your skin are still open. It may feel a little greasy just after application, but within minutes, it will soak into your skin. The result is soft and glowing skin. Remember that body butter is thick and luscious. A little bit goes a long way.
Shea Butter is an intense moisturizer, and is a wonderful product for revitalizing dull or dry skin on the body or scalp. It promotes skin renewal, increases circulation, and accelerates wound healing. Shea butter is incredibly nourishing to the skin. It can be used to heal damaged skin as well as to further support healthy skin.
Mango butter is a semi-hard butter that is wonderfully rejuvenating. It is often recommended to revitalize damaged and rough skin. I often include it in pregnant belly balms to help the skin stretch without leaving lasting marks.
Coconut oil, as with the butters, forms a thin protective layer on the skin to keep moisture in. This light oil is also wonderfully soothing to the skin.
You can use any liquid oil for this such as are grape seed oil, almond oil, jojoba oil and apricot kernel oil. You don’t need to infuse herbs into the oil.
Hydrosols are made from steam-distilled herbs. They have a mild but wonderful scent and they contain all the health benefits of the herb they were distilled from. Rose hydrosol, calendula hydrosol and lavender hydrosol are some of my favorite hydrosols to use in body butters.
Aloe Vera is wonderfully nourishing to the skin. It can help soothe dry and inflamed skin as well as add elasticity to healthy skin. It is often used for skin problems such as sunburns and bug bites.
3 OZ of Shea butter
2 Ounces of mango butter
1 Ounce of coconut oil
.5 Ounce beeswax
3 Ounces of infused oil
2 Ounces of hydrosol
1 Ounce of aloe Vera
How to Make and Use Body Butter Lotion Cream Recipe:
1. Slowly melt butters and wax in double boiler or pan on very low heat.
2. Turn off heat and slowly add oil, ensuring it all melts together.
3. Pour into mixing container and wait for it to cool to room temperature
4. While butter mixture cools, mix hydrosol, Aloe Vera and essential oils
5. Use a blender or handheld mixer on the butter/oil mixture
6. Slowly add the hydrosol mixture
7. Pour into jars and label